Mountaintops and Valleys – prompt from the Daily Post

Mountaintops and Valleys

Describe a time when you quickly switched from feeling at the top of the world to sinking all the way down (or vice versa). Did you learn anything about yourself in the process?


I was in high school and wrote a short story for class and it got an A+ and I was thrilled so I entered it into a contest. Well I got a rejection slip and it knocked what little confidence I had right out of me. I refused to write after that for many, many years. Now I finally am all over that and people read my work all the time. I keep telling myself that even Stephen King got rejection slips.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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8 Responses to Mountaintops and Valleys – prompt from the Daily Post

  1. Even the very best of writers go through this. Keep writing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Reading Cottage: The Platform For Books, Feature Articles, Book Reviews, Interview, Culture, Lifestyle , Entertainment says:

    Interesting article, hard life lessons are sometimes at our advantage.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jannatwrites says:

    Even though everyone gets rejections, it still stinks! It’s hard not to take it personally, but we have to keep at it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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